I live in NJ and we only have one Allopathic medical school (I think) and an Osteopathic medical school (want to go to an MD school). I have heard people say that it is so much easier to apply to med schools in your OWN state. What if you state only has one MD school? What if I get rejected from UMDNJ? Am I screwed? I plan on going to Monmouth University for UG. It is roughly 15 minutes away from my house and they have a BS/MD partnership thing with some med school in Pennsylvania, but I cannot get into that program. I can certainly get in to Monmouth because my grades are on par with them and it is a great school. I just don't want to go there are not get accepted to medical school. I am just going by what people have been telling me. I mean, it is very close by, school has a good ranking, people have heard of it... I feel that I would be able to do VERY well there, because it is so close to home. There are also a TON of hospitals around here. The only thing that concerns me is research...Rutgers:NB has like a 1B endowment so the students who go there have good research opportunities. What do you think?